Understanding our strengths and how to face challenges can be tricky for our students! Here is a list of my favorite picture books about strengths and challenges.
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Rosie dreams of being an engineer and she loves to invent new things. But she is afraid of failure, so she hides those inventions. Then a family member shows her that even flops are something to celebrate!
The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
Lou is a brave adventurer, but she’s not sure if she can climb a tree. She doesn’t want to admit that she is scared, so she comes up with lots of ways to stay on the ground. A story that perfectly depicts what children go through when they face something difficult.
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board! However, as his turn gets closer, he starts to feel a little nervous. Can he overcome his fear with the help of his father?
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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti is not an artist and she is feeling frustrated in art class. Her teacher encourages Vashti to see the creativity that is hidden inside her!
There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
Sukie is a puppy who is afraid of the beach. She is just a small dog and there might be lobsters! But what happens when her favorite toy, Chunka Munka, floats out to sea? A sweet story about overcoming your fears when it matters most.
Grab this interactive read aloud for There Might Be Lobsters!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self awareness in the classroom!
What are some other picture books about strengths and challenges that you read aloud in your classroom?
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